Most people associate ankle pain with an ankle sprain - pain at the outside of the ankle. But does anyone ever experience pain along the inside of the ankle?
Gradual or occasional pain behind the ankle bone on the inside of the ankle could be the start of a serious problem with the tendon that supports the arch. Many women, as they enter their 40's, begin to have excessive pressure on the posterior tibialis tendon, the strong tendon that helps hold up the arch.
Extra weight, increased activities, flat feet, and shoes with a lack of arch support all contribute to this problem. If untreated and allowed to progress, the tendon can become inflammed, tear and even rupture. This is one condition that pays to treat it early on!
Treatment differs depending on the stage of progression it is in, but will always include reducing the stress on the tendon. Pain or discomfort may be present but one common sign is that your arch seems to have "fallen."
I should know! Not only do I treat Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD), but I have started to show signs of it as well!!